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Cyber-terrorism

IN 1940 Winston Churchill proclaimed about Dunkirk “We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds … We shall never surrender.” Times have changed, and in 2003 US President George W Bush is declaring war on new terrain, saying: “We’ll do it online”. As part of his campaign against Iraq, Bush has released an online security plan, outlining a national strategy to protect computer systems from possible cyber-attacks. The futuristic 1980s movie Universal Soldier starring Jean-Claude van Damme as a super-strength cyborg killing machine might have got it all wrong. Maybe the soldier of the future is the nerdy kid with the double-thick glasses who nobody would play with at school. Ironically, the Internet finds its roots in a military agenda. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in 1973, initiated the “Internetting” project in response to Cold War concerns about how the world’s information would survive in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The theory was that if individual parts of the network were destroyed, the information would still exist. Full Story

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